Archive for August, 2012
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Straight from the factory our new Chevy Volt was not well dressed, it really wasn’t! It came to us with bowties both front and back, but both of them were bicycle reflector gold. Not a good look and I know we can do better. So it was up to me…
Now as you see above we are now sporting a nice blue bowtie emblem on the Volt and I think it compliments the Blue Topaz Metallic color very nicely. Oh and there is a bonus too, the bowties are now reflective at night!
Here is a before and after comparison of the bowtie emblem on the tail end of the Volt. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course but I like it a lot better. Bit by bit we are getting closer to the well dressed Chevy Volt I’ve had in mind since we placed the order. All that’s left now is to add some tint to the glass, coming soon!
Here is a little sample of what the bowtie emblem looks like at night, lit up and reflective (normal next to illuminated). I like this touch on top of the color match, like icing on the cake!
If you are interested in just how I did this little modification, read on… Read more
Ok, that’s not really our new Chevy Volt, not the one I will be able to sit in and drive anyway. It is brand new but it’s only a diecast model. I’ll admit I am getting a bit antsy waiting for our car to be delivered. We placed the order in early June and it’s been roughly 9 weeks waiting so far.
In the time that’s passed I’ve got the garage all ready for our new car. The electric is ready for charging, the floor is clean and all is in order. We just need a car now.
Getting the garage ready for the Volt wasn’t a difficult task but it did take a bit more than simply sweeping the floor. Experienced Volt owners over at GM-Volt.com suggested it’s best to replace the outlet we will use for charging. Nothing special, just a standard 110 volt outlet but a new and good quality outlet will assure an efficient connection between the car charger and the power source. Additionally I learned it’s best to charge the Volt from an electrical circuit which is not shared by other items that take a strong draw, such as a spare refrigerator or freezer that might be in the garage. No problem for us.
The good news is that our dealer tells us the car has reached Nashville, waiting for a full transport truck load to head our way! It should be here any day now!